Volkswagen India has launched a new top end variant of the new Vento. The headlight cluster of the new VW Vento is inspired by the new Jetta which was launched in India back in 2015. It consists of full LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. Overall, the car does look more sporty.
Mechanically, the special edition variant stays untouched. The Honda City rival comes powered by a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine producing 105 PS, 1.2 liter TSI producing 105 PS and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel motor pushing out an identical 105 PS. All three motors are mated to a standard 5-speed manual, while the DSG is offered with 1.2 TSI and 1.5TDI.
Cosmetic add-ons include black roof foil, carbon fibre wraps for the wing mirror caps and black side moulding. The interior features branded door sills, beige carpets and carbon fibre finish for the centre console. It rides on 16 inch alloys and is about INR 80,000 more expensive than the current top-end Vento.
In terms of features, the Vento Highline Plus edition comes with a touchscreen Blaupunkt infotainment system with GPS navigation and detachable window shades for the rear windows. It’s essentially an addition of an accessory package at a discounted rate.
The petrol engine deliveries an ARAI certified mileage of 16.09 kmpl while the oil burner is good for 20.64 kmpl. The VW Vento Highline Plus variant is available across the country. Below is the detailed price list –
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VW India last updated the Vento in 2015. Exported to over 35 countries, Vento is one of the highest exported cars from India. Time and again, VW India has been spotted testing export-spec variants here in India. It is possible that this model year 2016 update is only for a select export market, and not for India.